Also, yesterday I had very minor spotting and had unprotected sex, while still taking the pill at the same time every day. Was it still okay to have sex?
Spotting is common when starting OCPs (oral contraceptives) for the first two to three months. It does not mean that you should stop taking your pills. Continue to take your pills consistently to prevent pregnancy. Two to three weeks of using condoms after starting OCPs is recommended for establishing effectiveness. Continuing to use condoms is recommended to prevent STIs (sexually transmitted infections). If your spotting continues after the next cycle of OCPs, or if you have any other concerns, make an appointment with the SHCC or your health care provider for a consult.